15 Apr 2012

Perth Glory reach A-League final

6:13 am on 15 April 2012

The Perth Glory have reached Australia football's A-League grand final after their win against Central Coast in the preliminary final at Gosford.

The Glory triumphed in a penalty shootout, after the match was locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes, to advance to a showdown with Brisbane Roar next Sunday in what will be their first grand final appearance.

Premiers' Plate winners Central Coast were denied after defender Patrick Zwaanswijk missed a second-half penalty and a host of other chances went begging.

The Mariners have to bounce back quickly for Wednesday's Asian Champions League clash away to Korea's Seongnam Ilwha.